With the third test between Pakistan and Australia wrapped up, we saw some wonderful performances from both sides, especially Australia. They outsmarted Pakistan in all departments, registering their win by 1-0. Today, we are going to do a cricket roundup to update you about what’s happening in the cricketing world.
The first two tests resulted in a draw, making the third test crucial for both teams.
Some of the Brilliant performances were:
- Usman Khawaja–195
- Nathan Lyon- 5/83
- Pat Cummins-8/79
- Shaheen Shah- 5/124
- Naseem Shah-5/81
The Australians won their first test series in Asia after 11 years, last they won a Test series in Asia was back in 2002. This surely has boosted their confidence.
Babar Azam stays No. 1
Pakistan Cup 2022
Pakistan Cup is in full swing as it provides the young player with exposure and practice.
Six teams are taking part in it: Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Northern, Southern Punjab, and Central Punjab. At the points table, KPK is topping the table. Balochistan is in the second number, Sindh third, Central Punjab fourth, Southern Punjab, and Northern Punjab are out of the semi-finals. They will compete for 5th and 6th positions. Sindh’s Sharjeel Khan is the top scorer with 534 runs. Norther’s Umar Amin with 516 runs, and Southern Punjab’s skipper Agha Salman has 488 runs to their credit. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Khalid Usman has 23 wickets, Baluchistan’s Yasir Shah has 18 wickets, Sindh’s Shahnawaz Dahani with 15 wickets to their name.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) March 28, 2022
PCB reveals Women’s cricket season
PCB has shared the women’s cricket team schedule so that they get more exposure to bridge the gap with the international teams. It would also create more opportunities for the young women players to explore and grow according to the demands of the game. The national women’s team will play eight tournaments which include ICC Women’s Championship commitments, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, and ACC Women’s T20 Asia Cup. PCB will also organize the U19 T20 competition in Muridke in August, in which all six Cricket Associations will take part.
- 18 May-7 June: Sri Lanka to Pakistan (3 ICC Women’s Championship ODIs, 3 T20Is), Rawalpindi
- 12-24 July: Pakistan to Ireland (4 tri-series T20Is also involving Australia), Dublin
- 25 July-8 August: Birmingham Commonwealth Games
- 30 Oct-20 Nov: Ireland to Pakistan (3 ICC Women’s Championship ODIs, 3 T20Is), Lahore/Karachi
- December: ACC Women’s T20 Asia Cup
- 4 Jan-1 Feb: Pakistan to Australia (3 ICC Women’s Championship ODIs, 3 T20Is)
- February: ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, South Africa
- 2-18 August: U19 Women’s T20 Tournament (14 T20s), Muridke
- Sep/Oct: Triangular T20 Women’s Championship, Muridke/Lahore
- 5-25 April: Pakistan Women’s One-Day Tournament (14 50-over matches), Karachi
PCB unveils bumper women's cricket season
— PCB Media (@TheRealPCBMedia) March 28, 2022
The GSL Honours Board gets updated
With the end of the test series in Lahore, the Gaddafi Stadium Lahore honors board has been updated. Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, and Usman Khawaja had their names engraved for their best performances in Lahore.
The GSL Honours Boards get an update! @patcummins30, Nathan Lyon and @Uz_Khawaja make their entries.
Cummins, Khawaja and Labuschagne term the Pakistan tour a truly memorable one!
#BoysReadyHain I #PAKvAUS pic.twitter.com/4ZHDEAidXs
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) March 26, 2022
Postponed WI ODI series to be resumed
Because of Covid, the ODIs against West Indies were called off. The series is to be rescheduled for June in Rawalpindi or Karachi.
PCB has decided for a June window for the postponed ODI series against West Indies. Matches likely to be played at Karachi or Rawalpindi.
The ODI series against WI was postponed in Dec 2021 due to a Corona Virus outbreak in Windies squad.
Source: Cricket Pakistan dot com dot pk
— Israr Ahmed Hashmi (@IamIsrarHashmi) March 27, 2022
Karachi stadium gets new pitches
The pitches have been the talk of the day for the test series, but the good news is that the stadium will get new pitches. They will import the soil from Australia to be used as a trial at different locations. They have also hired an Australian expert to give a thorough assessment and evaluation once they made the pitches.
— Metasports (@metasportspk) March 26, 2022
That’s all folks for the time being. We will keep you posted for more cricketing updates.